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About jilldefeliceart.com

writer, traveler, artist

There have been so many times when this very thought was bouncing around my brain.

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Censorship in the “In” Box

August 10, 2016 An artist/writer friend was recently courted for an exhibition at her local library, UNTIL the subject of her series Crime Against Nature became known to the organizers. I get that the subject of homosexuality/gender bending roles is … Continue reading

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The Creative Rollercoaster

DISCLAIMER: this is a totally self-serving piece written off the top of my head to remind myself why I do this, so if you’re expecting a witty, searing, honest piece, forget it. Well, the honest part is right, but that’s … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Childhoods

This poem was an exercise based on a fabulous piece I read a few years back. The poem is meant to be read from top to bottom. Then re-read from bottom to top. The meaning is changed completely. I found … Continue reading

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The Purple Crayon (part 3/3)

It was during her first few months back in the USA that Ruth met my dad, Keith. He was a local guy. He’d also served overseas and returned home to restart his life. Keith had just landed a job with … Continue reading

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The Purple Crayon (part 2)

Ruth lived up to her promise to become a nurse. In her late teens, she traded cleaning services in a dentist’s office in exchange for getting her teeth fixed, a pre-requisite for acceptance into nursing school. She joined the Army … Continue reading

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The Purple Crayon

Part One She sat there, purple crayon clutched in her shriveled fingers, her brow furrowed in concentration. It broke my heart. All around her, the other women (and one man) were busy with paintbrushes creating their own versions of a … Continue reading

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